口語字彙

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1.grit 名詞:砂礫、意志力。動詞:撒砂礫在路面上,以防路滑。

It takes true grit to stand up to a bully.

對抗恃強凌弱者確實需要勇氣。

grit one's teeth 因憤怒而咬牙切齒/咬緊牙關去面對困境

Starting your own business can be very tough, but you just have to grit your teeth and keep working at it.

創業初期不易,但你就是要咬緊牙關持續努力去克服困境。

2.perseverance(n.) 堅持不懈persevering(adj.)=persistent persevere(v.)=persist +in/with

Excellent marks are a result of hard work and perseverance.

優異的成績來自於堅持不懈的努力。

The education director is persevering in his attempt to obtain additional funding for the school.

教育部長堅持不懈地為學校爭取更多資金。

3.Cadets 軍校或警校學生

4.Beast Barracks 野獸營,西點軍校的學生剛入學時,讓他們從一般人蛻變為軍人的過渡訓練,其淘汰率超過10%。